As a generational company, we continue to expand employee ownership and foster the sustainability of our company.

Shaping our future. Congratulations to our next generation of employee owners—recognized for their outstanding contributions, dedication to our core values, and leadership.
Read more about them below!

PRINCIPALS: Andrew Burkholder | Brian Fairbanks | Elissa Goughnour | Ronald Hartman | Demond Hazley | Matthew Lamb | Curt Ostrodka | Tim Patch | Reggie Scales | Rob Smedberg | Karen Staffier | Joe Perri

ASSOCIATES: Kristen Bergassi | Juan Camacho | Jenn Conley | Chris Crow | Chad DaGraca | Doug Davies | Scott Himes | Nathan Hopper | Dale Horsman | Vivian Kimball | Julia Kritikos | Stephanie Kruel | George Lester | Michael Lowder | Alanna Moran | Drew Morrison | Kurt Muller | Rick Plenge | Stephen Quina, Jr. | Greg Russell | Ravi Sabbisetti | Amy Sirmans | Gaetan Siry | Darrell Smith
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Question:

What is the best advice you have ever received?
 

Answer:

Surround yourself with good people. It's why I work at VHB.
 

Principal
Andrew Burkholder
Watertown, MA

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Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

Getting to work with extremely talented and dedicated people.
 

Principal
Brian Fairbanks
Boston, MA

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

I'm constantly inspired by the ways that we collaborate and innovate. We don't just accept the status quo and we are constantly challenging ourselves to do better.
 

Principal
Elissa Goughnour
Tysons Corner, VA

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

Knowing that the equipment and technologies I design are helping states ease congestion and respond to traffic incidents in a more efficient manner.
 

Principal
Ronald Hartman
Providence, RI

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

The ability to create change. I am inspired by the fact that the actions that I take and input that I provide can truly make a difference in our company today and tomorrow.
 

Principal
Demond Hazley
Orlando, FL

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

The ability to make a difference—for our employees, our teams, VHB and our clients.
 

Principal
Matthew Lamb
Orlando, FL

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

Working alongside passionate people who are experts in their disciplines is very rewarding. The best solution isn't always the first one identified, and collaborative dialogue ensures that diverse viewpoints are considered before making a decision.
 

Principal
Curt Ostrodka
Orlando, FL

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

I'm inspired by the culture, community, and talent that exist within VHB.
 

Principal
Tim Patch
Westbrook, ME

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

The opportunity to support the delivery of sustainable infrastructure projects with an outstanding group of professionals.
 

Principal
Reggie Scales
Raleigh, NC

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

That the founding tenets stand as strong today as they did 40+ years ago.
 

Principal
Rob Smedberg
Providence, RI

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

I'm inspired by the opportunity to have a positive impact on our built environment, while building strong teams and relationships.
 

Principal
Karen Staffier
Watertown, MA

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Question:

Describe VHB's future in three words.
 

Answer:

Innovating using Technology.
 

Principal
Joe Perri
Orlando, FL

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Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

Our people! Every day I am inspired by our team and so proud of our integrity and top-notch quality delivery.
 

Associate
Kristen Bergassi
Watertown, MA

 
Question:

Describe VHB's future in three words.
 

Answer:

Resilient, innovative, successful.
 

Associate
Juan Camacho
Orlando, FL

 
Question:

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
 

Answer:

I enjoy being out in the woods—whether on skis or hiking.
 

Associate
Jenn Conley
South Burlington, VT

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

Teaching and mentoring the next generation of aquatic ecologists.
 

Associate
Chris Crow
Atlanta, GA

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

It is inspiring to be part of a team that is committed to leaving the company in better condition than it was received.
 

Associate
Chad DaGraca
Watertown, MA

 
Question:

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
 

Answer:

Hiking, biking, camping, and photography.
 

Associate
Doug Davies
Washington, DC

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB/your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

I find my coworkers and teammates to be the most inspiring. Having others offer to jump in and pick up the load when things feel overwhelming is one of the reasons I chose VHB.
 

Associate
Scott Himes
Raleigh, NC

 
Question:

Describe what it is like to be part of our Generational Company.
 

Answer:

Mentorship and guidance are part of every day—not just when prescribed. It gives each of us confidence to expand our horizons and encourage others to do so as well.
 

Associate
Nathan Hopper
New York City, NY

 
Question:

Describe what it is like to be part of our Generational Company.
 

Answer:

To coach and give back some of the same opportunities that I have been so fortunate to have been the receipt of throughout my VHB career is rewarding and the culture it fosters is contagious.
 

Associate
Dale Horsman
Watertown, MA

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

I'm inspired to work for a company that truly cares about its people and makes decisions with very long-term, generational view.
 

Associate
Vivian Kimball
Watertown, MA

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

The opportunity to build meaningful relationships with so many different VHBers from across the company.
 

Associate
Julia Kritikos
Watertown, MA

 
Question:

What is the best advice you have ever received?
 

Answer:

Live deliberately.
 

Associate
Stephanie Kruel
Boston, MA

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

Being a part of a company that truly cares about its people.
 

Associate
George Lester
New York City, NY

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

VHB is a very employee-centric company. I love that VHB takes into account the full individual and provides opportunities for all employees to be challenged and grow how they want to. I love that my role encourages me to learn, adapt, and grow.
 

Associate
Michael Lowder
Boston, MA

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

Helping other people grow their skills, knowledge, and career.
 

Associate
Alanna Moran
Albany, NY

 
Question:

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
 

Answer:

I am on a quest to visit as many national park service units as possible! Only a few hundred to go!
 

Associate
Drew Morrison
Washington, DC

 
Question:

Describe what it is like to be part of our Generational Company.
 

Answer:

The feeling you have when you see a project manager whom you supported in the early part of their career grow into a dynamic, effective leader and wonderful mentor.
 

Associate
Kurt Muller
South Burlington, VT

 
Question:

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
 

Answer:

Anything that keeps me active and outdoors. My primary outdoor interests are bicycling, skiing, hiking, dog walking, kayaking and building stone walls.
 

Associate
Rick Plenge
Boston, MA

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

The opportunity to play an integral role in growing the energy practice throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
 

Associate
Stephen Quina, Jr.
Richmond, VA

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

Working with municipalities to create projects that benefit all members of their community and assisting them in identifying funding to put projects into motion.
 

Associate
Greg Russell
Worcester, MA

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

Working with clients to solve challenges and encouraging younger team members.
 

Associate
Ravi Sabbisetti
Orlando, FL

 
Question:

What inspires you about VHB?
 

Answer:

I am inspired by the passion that comes from my VHB colleagues and the collaboration that takes place within the company. Every individual that I've worked with has been willing to help out, provides meaningful input, and is excited about what they do.
 

Associate
Amy Sirmans
Orlando, FL

 
Question:

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
 

Answer:

I dedicate much of my time with Code The Dream, where I help mentor women and immigrants who want to get into the sometimes not so inclusive technology sector.
 

Associate
Gaetan Siry
Raleigh, NC

 
Question:

What is most rewarding about your role at VHB?
 

Answer:

Facilitating collaboration between my team at VHB and our transit & rail clients to share data and insights to bring about better service plans and delivery.
 

Associate
Darrell Smith
Washington, DC

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